The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 399 354 354
Rank change year-on-year
-45 0
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 19 71 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.70% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 45 44
Median daily rate £475 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 -
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8992 10200 10091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.34% 44.41% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6189 6688 6570
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 259 210
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.88 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 7 £500 -2.43% 2
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 55 (77.46%) Cisco
2 43 (60.56%) Firewall
3 41 (57.75%) CheckPoint
4 36 (50.70%) Network Security
5 34 (47.89%) Juniper
6 32 (45.07%) WAN
7 31 (43.66%) F5
8 30 (42.25%) Finance
9 25 (35.21%) LAN
10 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
10 17 (23.94%) Windows
10 17 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (21.13%) Wireless
11 15 (21.13%) VPN
12 14 (19.72%) Symantec
12 14 (19.72%) BGP
12 14 (19.72%) ProxySG
12 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
13 13 (18.31%) Linux
13 13 (18.31%) Oracle
13 13 (18.31%) Palo Alto
14 12 (16.90%) ITIL
14 12 (16.90%) Unix
14 12 (16.90%) CCNP
14 12 (16.90%) OSPF
14 12 (16.90%) Forcepoint
14 12 (16.90%) MIMEsweeper
15 11 (15.49%) Internet
15 11 (15.49%) DNS
15 11 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.04%) JBoss
1 5 (7.04%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.04%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (60.56%) Firewall
2 36 (50.70%) Network Security
3 32 (45.07%) WAN
4 25 (35.21%) LAN
5 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
6 15 (21.13%) VPN
6 15 (21.13%) Wireless
7 14 (19.72%) BGP
8 12 (16.90%) OSPF
9 11 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (15.49%) DNS
9 11 (15.49%) Internet
10 10 (14.08%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (14.08%) HSRP
10 10 (14.08%) VLAN
11 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (12.68%) DHCP
11 9 (12.68%) NX-OS
12 8 (11.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (11.27%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.23%) Law
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.17%) Security Engineer
3 17 (23.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (22.54%) Architect
5 10 (14.08%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Consultant
6 8 (11.27%) Security Consultant
7 7 (9.86%) Security Architect
8 6 (8.45%) Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (7.04%) Network Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Security Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Firewall Architect
11 3 (4.23%) IT Security Consultant
11 3 (4.23%) Network Architect
11 3 (4.23%) Network Security Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Middleware
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.82%) BBC
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Linux
3 12 (16.90%) Unix
4 6 (8.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) VMS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) ITIL
2 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
3 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (11.27%) Change Management
5 7 (9.86%) Web Filtering
6 6 (8.45%) Network Design
6 6 (8.45%) Service Management
6 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.04%) Network Architecture
7 5 (7.04%) Project Management
7 5 (7.04%) SIEM
8 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.63%) Network Management
8 4 (5.63%) Security Operations
9 3 (4.23%) DDoS Mitigation
9 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security
9 3 (4.23%) Migration
9 3 (4.23%) Network Packet Analysis
10 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) Perl
1 1 (1.41%) Python
1 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.90%) CCNP
3 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.45%) CCSE
6 5 (7.04%) CCNA
6 5 (7.04%) CISSP
6 5 (7.04%) JNCIP
6 5 (7.04%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.23%) CCDA
7 3 (4.23%) CCDP
8 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.41%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CCIE
9 1 (1.41%) CCSA
9 1 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) ProxySG
2 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.45%) Snort
5 5 (7.04%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) MIMEsweeper
2 6 (8.45%) Proventia
3 5 (7.04%) Control-M
3 5 (7.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (7.04%) SCCM
4 4 (5.63%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.23%) OPNET
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.41%) OpenView
7 1 (1.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 55 (77.46%) Cisco
2 41 (57.75%) CheckPoint
3 34 (47.89%) Juniper
4 31 (43.66%) F5
5 14 (19.72%) Symantec
6 13 (18.31%) Oracle
6 13 (18.31%) Palo Alto
7 12 (16.90%) Forcepoint
8 9 (12.68%) Riverbed
9 8 (11.27%) Fortinet
10 7 (9.86%) HP
10 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
10 7 (9.86%) VMware
11 6 (8.45%) Nokia
11 6 (8.45%) Sourcefire
12 5 (7.04%) Axway
12 5 (7.04%) BEA
12 5 (7.04%) CA
12 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
13 4 (5.63%) Citrix